Discovery in L’île aux fleurs

Martinique | 7 days / 6 nights
Martinique - Fort De France - 1

DAY 1: USA / MARTINIQUE

  • Fly to Fort de France, Martinique – where France meets the Caribbean.
  • A Forum representative will meet you at the airport to help you transfer by private bus to your hotel.
  • Enjoy dinner and overnight accommodation at your hotel.

DAY 2: THE MANGROVE OF MARTINIQUE

  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
  • Meet your tour manager and enjoy a visit to the Pottery village. An authentic site of Martinique’s heritage which focuses on the work of the earth.
  • Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Continue on to Duco. Enjoy riding your kayak while discovering the mangrove of the island. The Mangrove is a coastal flooded, littoral forest that is only found in the tropics.
  • Enjoy dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Martinique - Balata Gardens

DAY 3: LE JARDIN DE BALATA – LA ROUTE DE LA TRACE

  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.
  • After, visit one Martinique’s most famous sights, the Balata Gardens, to see why this is “the Isle of Flowers.” This private botanical garden is home to a staggering number of begonias, bromeliads, bamboo and about 300 different types of palm trees.
  • Free time for lunch before following the “Route de la Trace”, a trail first used by Jesuits in the XVII Century. It leads from Fort de France to Morne Rouge and rich tropical forests with luxurious flora.
  • Departing from Fort de France, in the direction of Morne Rouge, you will be treated to an opportunity to see a bit of Paris, a miniature replica of the basilica of Montmartre “Sacre Coeur”.
  • You will then drive to the towns on the Atlantic Coast to view some banana and pineapple plantations. Enter the banana museum in the town of Sainte Marie. The Banana Museum welcomes you for a fun an informative visit to the heart of a plantation in full operation.
  • Enjoy dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Martinique - Creole Food

DAY 4: SCHOOL VISIT

  • After breakfast at your hotel, spend the morning at a local high school and connect with students your age.
  • Lunch with your group at a local restaurant.
  • Then, participate in a Biguine Dance Class!
  • Later, you will visit the sugarcane museum located in an old distillery. It traces the evolution of sugarcane during the last three centuries.
  • Enjoy dinner and overnight at your hotel.

DAY 5: FORT DE FRANCE

  • After breakfast, get to know Fort de France while following your local guide on a guided walking tour of the city.
  • Stroll through the “Grand Marché” and enjoy an explosion of colors and scents beneath its vast metal and glass canopy.
  • Enter the Bibliotheque Schoelcher, a Romanesque- and Byzantine-style library and architectural wonder (designed by Gustave Eiffel, after whom the Eiffel Tower was named). Originally built for the Paris Exposition of 1889, it was shipped in 1895, piece by piece, to Fort-de-France and reassembled.
Martinique - Beach - 2
  • This afternoon, you will partake in a local cooking workshop. Learn to cook the Creole way and taste delicious dishes!
  • Enjoy dinner and overnight at your hotel.

DAY 6: CATAMARAN CRUISE

  • After breakfast, you will board a catamaran for a day cruise in the North part of the island. Stop by a charming creek to take a swim in turquoises water, snorkel or just relax in the shadow of the palms. A Creole lunch and delicious non-alcoholic cocktails will be served on board.
  • Continue your cruise along the coast to discover the various beautiful wild creeks.
  • Make a stop to visit the town of St. Pierre.
  • Enjoy the sunset on board to the rhythm of Caribbean music.
  • Enjoy dinner and overnight at your hotel.

DAY 7: DEPART

  • Today after breakfast, board your private bus and transfer to the airport for your flight back to the USA.

What our teachers are saying

Deb K.,Teacher from Eastham, MA, Martinique Cultural Tour

It was very well organized, the food was wonderful, and the activities were great.Thank you for such a memorable trip. The girls loved every minute! Some even cried coming home because they didn’t want to leave.  Merci mille fois!